Tube type Cap Colour Ring Colour Tube Contents
6 mL EDTA tube Pink EDTA

6mL EDTA crossmatch tube


Label the specimen with:

  • Surname
  • Forename
  • Date of birth (not age)
  • Unique identity number (MRN number, NHS number)
  • Date sample was taken
  • Time sample was taken
  • Signature of staff member who performed sample taking

For further information, see: Pathology policy for specimen and request form labelling for pathology users